Singing Bowl

A simple singing bowl with a pure tone, sampled from three different mic positions to give the instrument some timbral variety. Upper position – has less resonance and sounds more percussive. Mid position – is more resonant and has a natural LFO effect to it. Side position – the most resonant, with a more even […]...

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A simple singing bowl with a pure tone, sampled from three different mic positions to give the instrument some timbral variety.

Upper position – has less resonance and sounds more percussive.
Mid position – is more resonant and has a natural LFO effect to it.
Side position – the most resonant, with a more even decay.

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  • I prefer the singing bowls instrument

    It might be unfair to compare but i much prefer the singing bowls instrument on piano book. I just find the tone of this one dull and less interesting comparatively and the other one has much more options. However this one still sounds pretty good, and the GUI is nice looking, the colors are pleasing. I don't really have anything bad to say about this instrument i just prefer the other one. It seems to have a more emotional and clear resonant tone. Great job anyway.

    septemberwalk29 October 2021
  • A bowl with overtones

    This singing bowl offers three different mic positions, each with its own unique character and each bringing out different overtones. Regardless of which mic position you choose, you may find those overtones somewhat limiting, because when playing more than one note at a time, they tend to pile up. With only a single note at once, the ear can focus in on the fundamental, but when there are more and more of them, the sound becomes more clangorous, and it's tougher to pick out the fundamentals. This is an interesting experiment, but it's not a sound I think I'll use much because of the aforementioned issues.

    Sam Ecoff04 November 2021
  • Good for single-note use!

    This is a cute little percussive mallet, that I recommend you go easy on, since I think it works best if you use slower melodies or single notes for the sake of added texture or ambience. If you push it too much, you might start running into some problems, as you may notice in the demos too. I can hear that it has some dynamics, and in general you should go for the more medium to high registers. The GUI lets you choose between 3 different mic positions but there is no option to blend them. Funny note: If you play something like a single C6, it sounds like an elevator bell, DING!

    Alex Raptakis28 October 2021